The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed that its planned exemption for energy intensive industries (EII) has been pushed back until 1 January 2018 at the earliest.
Liam Stoker looks at how the UK and Europe could look to follow California and share the wealth of renewable power, if only Brexit didn't look certain to call curtains on the UK's involvement in it.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has today unveiled its own transitional plan to become a distribution system operator (DSO) amidst “radical changes” to the UK’s power market.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
A hundred companies have now pledged to adopt 100% renewable electricity under The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, marking a significant milestone for the scheme which three years ago had just 13 founding member companies.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has signed a five-year deal with DONG Energy to guarantee the energy it buys from the grid will come from renewable energy sources, as it announces plans to increase its own generation capabilities to supply 30% of its energy needs by 2019.
An EDF-led consortium is aiming to trial a local, peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading platform enabled by blockchain as one of a number of projects Ofgem is currently discussing in the context of its Regulatory Sandbox project.
Power giant and ‘Big Six’ utility E.On has powered up a new energy trading division in several European markets which it says will leverage the company’s renewable generation.
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has unveiled how it intends to transition to a Distribution System Operator (DSO), and spend £125 million on doing so.
Sainsbury’s has pledged to adopt LED lighting across all of its UK stores in a move expected to cut lighting energy consumption by almost two thirds, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% annually.
The European Union has come under fire over what has been labelled a “weak outcome” after energy ministers rubber stamped new EU energy efficiency directives.
The UK power market’s transition to a more decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised grid is happening faster than regulation can keep up, Ofgem’s Andrew Wright has said.
The National Audit Office has rounded on the government’s decision to pursue the £18 billion+ Hinkley Point C project, describing it as “high cost and risky”.
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
The renewables and decentralised energy generation industries have slammed Ofgem’s decision to cut embedded benefits, warning that it risks damaging next-generation power flexibility.
National Grid is expecting a more significant electricity margin this winter as the capacity market begins to deliver back-up generation.
Oil major BP has said that energy markets across the globe are witnessing a significant transition, powered by renewables at the expense of coal.
National Grid has published a new consultation on its system needs and product strategy which paves the way for a number of new services tenders to be made available from next year.
The Carlsberg Group has pledged to eliminate all carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, taking the immediate step of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2022.
The UK grid’s carbon intensity dipped to within what is required by the fifth carbon budget yesterday as low carbon sources surged to 80% of demand.
A five-year smart grid project to integrate renewables onto Shetland’s local energy system using large scale storage and new forms of network management has been hailed a success by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).
Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall is to collaborate with 22 other European energy trading firms to launch a blockchain-based energy trading pilot.
Renewable energy utility Good Energy has partnered with telecoms provider BT in a bid to grow its domestic customer base.
Energy giant EDF has set its sights on catering for the UK’s commercial energy services market by acquiring electrical engineering firm Imtech.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has updated its Plan A sustainability strategy with pledges including delivering half of UK property peak-energy demand flexibly by 2025, using clean and renewable technologies, before reaching 100% renewable electricity by at most 2035.
French car maker Renault has brokered a partnership to provide second-life battery units to home storage supplier Powervault.
European solar trade association SolarPower Europe has launched a series of commitments on digitalisation, a process which it said would aid Europe’s transition to a more digitalised energy system.
Intelligent, centrally-managed charging systems must be deployed if the UK is to solve what has been billed as the last “real barrier” to EVs in grid constraints.
The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.
Limejump has added Britain’s largest battery storage system to its aggregation assets after winning a contract from UK Power Networks (UKPN) to take on the commercial operations of the Leighton Buzzard battery.